CHILDREN

Children are an important and special part of our congregation. We offer multiple ways for children to come to know how much God loves them! Check some of these out below. 

Kids Connection Hour: Kids Connection Hour is like Sunday school but with a twist! At 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings during the school year (September-May), we provide a Montessori-like learning environment that offers substantive and meaningful opportunities for faith development. Children begin with a combined gathering with music and a Bible story. Then, they will rotate through various stations at their own pace, learning about the Bible story for the week in various ways. We use the new PC(USA) curriculum, Follow Me. This curriculum helps kids learn about what following Jesus really looks like in daily life. 

Friday Night Faith: Friday Night Faith (FNF) is a Parent’s Night Out program that provides educational and transformational programming to inspire kids to look at the world through the lens of love and faith. FNF includes a kid friendly dinner, crafts, recreation, music, Bible Stories, and lots of fun. The program is intended for children entering Pre-K through 5th and meets multiple times throughout the year. This summer, Friday Night Faith will take place July 26 & August 23. Register here.

Family Special Events: Northridge offers seasonal events for children and families. Some of the events we will host this year include a Family Christmas Eve Service and an Easter Egg Hunt.

Children in Worship: We believe that children are an integral part of our community and that they belong in worship. Our 9:00 a.m. outdoor worship includes a developmentally appropriate activity station called a “prayground” for the children to participate in while in worship. Children are invited forward for a children’s moment and are invited to understand God through being outside in God’s creation. During our 11:00 a.m. sanctuary worship, we invite our tiny theologians to the front of the sanctuary for an age appropriate message. Afterwards, they return to the pews to worship with their parents or caregivers or leave for Songs & Stories in the nursery where parents can pick them up after worship. In the back of the sanctuary there is a Sensory Library. Please let your children pick a toy (or several!) to play with during worship if they’d like. During the summer months, there is a “prayground” in our combined sanctuary worship at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. Children are invited to stay in the sanctuary at the “prayground” or be cared for by our loving staff in the nursery. 

Nursery: The nursery is open each Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for our young children. Our trained and loving staff and volunteers provide a safe and fun environment for those foundational first moments.

Contact: If you have any questions about the children’s ministry at Northridge or just want to learn more about it,  please reach out to our Parish Associate for Community, Rev. Rebecca Chancellor Sicks at rebeccas@northridgepc.org

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